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Elisa “Tita” Lubi knows how it feels to be targeted by her government. A human rights defender in the Philippines, she endured torture during the Marcos era in the 1980s. Tita was again targeted by the police in 2006 under then-President Macapagal-Arroyo. Now she is confronting threats from President ...
BORACAY, Philippines — Tourists are spending their final hours on Boracay, enjoying the Philippine island's famed white-sand beaches before it closes for up to six months to recover from overcrowding and development. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte described the waters off Boracay as a ...

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines sees the expulsion of its ambassador to Kuwait as “deeply disturbing” and “inconsistent” with assurances from the tiny oil-rich state that relations remain normal despite the controversy sparked by the clandestine rescue of distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) ...
Boracay received some 2 million visitors last year, according to the Philippine government, mostly Chinese and South Koreans. Tourism brought an estimated $1 billion to the local economy last year alone. But Boracay, with a population of 45,000, has fallen victim to its own popularity, its infrastructure ...
Government sees minimal economic impact of Boracay closure. By CNN Philippines. Updated 10:28 AM PHT Wed, April 25, ... in Boracay will take a big hit with the island's looming closure. While they prepare for the worst, the government says the closure's impact on the country's economy will be minimal.
An Australian nun has been ordered to leave the Philippines because of her alleged involvement in activities against the country's government. Patricia Fox, 71, has lived in the Philippines for 27 years. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte last week accused her of disorderly conduct and called her an ...

"They want a government-to-government deployment scheme, just like what we did with China." Russia is hiring skilled workers in construction and services and China is asking the Philippines to send over 2,000 English teachers this year, Mr Olalia said on April 20. The Czech Republic and San Marino are ...
The government of the Philippines, led by President Rodrigo Duterte, will hold its Independence Day celebration at Trump International Hotel in Washington. The event, which will be held on June 12, comes at time when the Trump administration is considering whether to pursue a new trade deal with the ...
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government secured RMB 17 million (P140.8 million) worth of aid from the Chinese government to improve the country's state media during President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to China. The Presidential Communications Operations Office and the Chinese Ministry of ...
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In order to get rid of Manila's traffic and choking air pollution the Philippines government is looking to create a green and high tech "smart city" which will see drones, self-driving vehicles and environmentally friendly designs and technologies. The new city named New Clark City, ...
Set in the official marine station of the Marine Science Institute of the University of the Philippines (UP) in the scenic and breathtaking waters of Bolinao, the discussion aimed to impart basic knowledge on marine and maritime protection to the local government units, academe and other stakeholders.
The PHPay system is designed to be a secure and reliable collection system in which government clients can transfer payments online for government services, anytime and anywhere. Complementing this DOF effort, the Bureau of Internal Revenue has minimised the processing time and procedures for ...
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte made the call to shut the island down to tourists, uprooting the travel plans (and destination weddings) of thousands of people in the process. In a statement, The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has advised travellers to contact their airline, hotel, travel agent or ...
DTI products from the project, One Town, One Product (OTOP) will soon be available on the said e-commerce app. At the same time, DTI will make Negosyo Centers accessible to clients of DOST and allow clients to display and dispatch their products through its payment and logistic partners in the OTOP ...
New York-based Human Rights Watch said the Indonesian government debased the rule of law by awarding dela Rosa its highest honor. "That's a perverse assessment of a Philippine government official implicated in possible crimes against humanity for inciting and instigating killings linked to the ...
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine president offered a nearly $500 bounty for each communist rebel killed by government forces to save on anti-insurgency costs and said insurgents are easier to hit than birds because they have bigger heads. President Rodrigo Duterte's latest crass remarks, which the ...
KUWAIT CITY: The Philippine foreign affairs department said Monday (Feb 12) authorities were repatriating 10,000 overstaying Filipinos from Kuwait, taking advantage of an amnesty programme arranged with the Kuwaiti government. This follows a "total ban" by Manila on new employment in Kuwait, ...

MANILA (THE PHILIPPINES DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Philippine government objects to China naming some undersea features in Philippine Rise, a vast offshore region where the country has undisputed sovereign rights. "We object and do not recognise the Chinese names given to ...
"To the Kuwaiti government and all others where our OFWs work, we seek and expect your assistance in this regard." When asked for comment, Kuwaiti Deputy Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Sami Abdul Azizi told CNN he has met with Philippine Ambassador Renato Pedro Villa to discuss issues ...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has drawn condemnation from human rights watchdogs and women's groups, after he said that female communist rebels in the country should be shot in their private parts as punishment for fighting the government. Duterte's declaration "is just the latest in a series of ...
QUEZON CITY, Feb. 8 (PIA) -- Quezon City will once again host the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on February 15. Mayor Herbert Bautista volunteered to take on the hosting of the drill to enable the city government to test its emergency management capabilities and interoperability with the ...
If the government's focus remains on inclusive economic development, the Philippines could become a bright spot in the global landscape. These key points are based on Dr Steinbock's highly anticipated economic briefing at the Nordic Chamber. TODAY, there is a huge gap between the Philippines as it is ...
A $233 million deal to supply 16 Canadian-made helicopters to Philippines strongman Rodrigo Duterte may be dead after a human rights group intervened over concerns the Trudeau government may have tried to willfully ignore. Duterte, elected in 2016, is under investigation by the International Criminal ...
More than 250,000 Filipinos work in Kuwait, the Philippine foreign ministry estimates, most as domestic helpers. There are also large numbers in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The government would help repatriated workers look for jobs, Bello said. "We are into a re-integration program ...
MANILA, Philippines – As President Rodrigo Duterte gets more "desperate" and "paranoid," he is more likely to declare either nationwide martial or a revolutionary government (RevGov), one of his fiercest critics said. Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV painted the scenario in a roundtable forum ...
Anifah said that Philippines Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano had told him that that the proposal on Sabah was the personal view of a senator. "No way was the (Philippines) government involved. Malaysia and Philippines enjoy good bilateral relations and they do not want an individual's statement to ...
DAVAO, Philippines: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday (Feb 9) pledged government help to evacuate Filipinos wanting to leave Kuwait, blasting the Gulf state for "inhuman" treatment of migrant workers after reports of a gruesome killing in the country. Duterte, who last month banned citizens ...
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is to open a preliminary inquiry into alleged crimes committed during the Philippines government's war on drugs, its chief prosecutor says. Fatou Bensouda said it would look at reports of extrajudicial killings. President Rodridgo Duterte's policy of endorsing such ...
The Trudeau government is taking a second look at plans to sell 16 Canadian-made helicopters to the Philippine military as concerns continue to mount about how the aircraft will be used. The government initially defended the $300-million deal, which is being facilitated by the Canadian Commercial Corp., ...
The twin-engine helicopters will be acquired under a government-to-government deal with the Canadian Commercial Corporation. No contract value was announced, although it's known that the Philippine government had allocated $234.1 million for the Horizon 2 combat utility helicopter acquisition plan.
In the House of Representatives, Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin said the Duterte administration had no business running the government if it could not assert the Philippines' sovereign rights in the West Philippine Sea, waters within the country's 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea.
A vaccination against dengue fever is the focus of a lawsuit just filed by the government of the Philippines. The Public Attorney's Office is suing the French drug maker Sanofi over the death of a 10-year old girl it says died as a result of receiving the company's vaccine Dengvaxia. More than 800,000 children ...
In a letter, Reps. Randy Hultgren (R-Illinois) and Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts)—co-chairs of the Tom Lanthos Human Rights Commission—asked US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis not to provide certification for the return of the bells until the Philippine government puts an end to the extrajudicial killings.
This was the rhetorical question from a government spokesperson at a press conference at the Filipino presidential residence, on February 5. Rappler, a Manila-based news organization that has recently faced pressure from the government, says he was responding to critics of the government's inaction.
CAPAS - The Philippines broke ground on Tuesday (Jan 23) on a 200ha estate that will serve as the nation's second government centre. Costing 121.8 billion pesos (S$3.14 billion), the National Government Administrative Centre, or NGAC, will serve as a back-up city for government operations. Officials ...
MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – A recovered agriculture sector, strong government consumption, as well as better exports and imports made it possible for the Philippine economy to grow above 6% for the 6th straight year in 2017. This was despite a drop in private construction spending, ...
The government of the Philippines has evacuated more than 40,000 locals residing near Mount Mayon, following a stream of recent seismic and geological activity that suggests the volcano may be close to erupting any day now, the BBC reports. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology ...
LET men be good and the government cannot be bad. If the government is ill, good men will cure it. Is our government ill? Do we have good men to cure it? Is changing the Constitution the proper prescription to cure the sick government? The Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines is that written ...
Since independence or for about eight decades now, the Philippine government has been operating under a unitary structure. Constitutional reform efforts in the past have been designed to alter the relationships of the country's president with the legislature, but never has the country adopted a federal ...
The government also said the regrouping of militants in Mindanao, the southern region of the Philippines that has been marred by Islamic and Communist uprisings for decades, was dangerous. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque told Reuters: "There is always the danger of these groups regaining ...
MANILA, Philippines — The government is demanding a full refund of P3.5 billion for the controversial anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia as well as payment for damages from pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur. This came after Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III urged the Department of Health (DOH) to ...
MANILA: Philippine lower house lawmakers on Tuesday (Jan 16) kicked off discussions on possible changes to the 30-year-old constitution, with the aim of shifting to a system of federal government and allowing the president up to two terms in office. The switch to a federal system was one of the key planks ...
Rappler has also grown to become one of the most critical voices of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's government. Elected into office in June 2016, Duterte's policies have included a controversial war on drugs that has led to the deaths of over 12,000 Filipinos to date. He is known overseas for calling ...
MANILA, Philippines— A case study on government contracts revealed that accessing the contracts of the government remain to be challenging and a huge concern. On Thursday, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism launched its case study titled “Public Contracting in the Philippines: ...
The U.S. government, through USAID, has been a key partner with the Philippine government in the recovery, stabilization, and rehabilitation of Marawi City and the surrounding areas. USAID's early assistance involved restoring access to water and distributing desks for schools where displaced students ...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will not act on an objection by Japan to a new statue in Manila that commemorates the Filipino "comfort women" who ... The National Historical Commission of the Philippines, a government agency, allowed a foundation to erect the bronze statue in a Manila tourist spot ...
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi recently met with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in the southern city of Davao for talks. The discussion centered on Islamic State sympathizers in Indonesia going to the Philippines to join anti-government fighters. Duterte and the Indonesian foreign minister ...
MANILA – The Philippine and Japanese governments are on track to ink a deal for a new maintenance contract for the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3). In a statement, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said the Philippine and Japanese governments have exchanged notes verbale regarding official ...
The Philippine government, he said, is yet to issue an advisory on the new UAE Cabinet Resolution. However, if both parties can't build a common ground for the extra certificate asked by the UAE government, Bello said: “I can also inform them that we can suspend the deployment of our workers there.”.
Singapore consulting firm Surbana Jurong is helping the Philippine government prepare detailed design standards and guidelines for a 9,450ha "smart, green city" being developed north of Manila. Surbana Jurong will refine the New Clark City's design, review agreements for providing water and power, ...


 

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